Scientific advice has never been in greater demand; nor has it been more contested. From climate change to cyber-security, poverty to pandemics, food technologies to fracking, the questions being asked of scientists by policymakers, the media and the public continue to multiply. Drawing on research in the UK, Europe, India and China, and on his experience as a science policy practitioner at the Royal Society, James Wilsdon explores opportunities, tensions and dilemmas in the democratic governance of science and technology.

From September to May each year, the CIGI Speaker Series are presented on important international topics to raise public awareness and understanding on a variety of current global issues. This series features some of the most prominent and acclaimed figures in their respective areas of global governance.
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